If you have found a bat that appears to be in need of help, DO NOT TOUCH THE BAT. Bats are rabies vectors. Don't put yourself at risk - DO NOT TOUCH THE BAT and do what you can to keep others from touching the bat.
No current BWR volunteer is vaccinated for rabies. Because of this, we are not currently taking in bats for rehabilitation.
If you do find a bat that appears sick, if it is indoors, or if it is in a location where it is near humans, call your local animal control. See below for phone numbers.
Although bats are noctural, occasionally you may see one roosted upside down or clinging to the side of a building or tree during the day. If you see a bat in this situation, and it isn't accessible by humans, LEAVE IT ALONE. Don't attempt to move it. If left alone, a bat in this situation will almost always leave during the night to rejoin its colony, and you will find it gone the next morning.
There is a huge need for trained bat rehabilitators! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer who works with bats, please contact NorCal Bats in Davis, CA: Contact NorCal Bats
Animal Control phone numbers: Chico - (530) 897-4960 Oroville - (530) 533-7636 Paradise - (530) 872-6275 Gridley - (530) 846-4825 Unincorporated Butte County - (530) 538-7409 or (530) 891-2907